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August 1, 2016 by  
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CA – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Signing

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels appears at Book Soup on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at noon to sign his latest memoir Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.

Press Release:

In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.   As one third of the legendary rap group Run D.M.C., Darryl DMC McDaniels aka Legendary MC, The Devastating Mic Controller, and the King of Rock had it all: talent, money, fame, prestige. While hitting #1 on the Billboard charts was exhilarating, the group’s success soon became overwhelming. A creative guy who enjoyed being at home alone or with his family, DMC turned to alcohol to numb himself, a retreat that became an addiction. For years, he went through the motions. But in 1997, when intoxication could no longer keep the pain at bay, he plunged into severe depression and became suicidal. He wasn’t alone. During the same period, suicide became the number three leading cause of death among black people a health crisis that continues to this day.

In this riveting memoir, DMC speaks openly about his emotional and psychological struggles and the impact on his life, and addresses the many reasons that led him and thousands of others to consider suicide. Some of the factors include not being true to who you are, feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation, and a lack of understanding and support from friends and family when it’s needed most. He also provides essential information on resources for getting help. Revealing how even the most successful people can suffer from depression, DMC offers inspiration for everyone in pain information and insight that he hopes can help save other lives. (Amistad Press)

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • Arrive early. We will form a line outside. Seating is limited and we will be at capacity. We can accommodate approximately 60 people in the store. Once we reach capacity we will hold an overflow line outside.
  • The discussion is free and we will try to post it live on Periscope.
  • For the book signing, a purchase of Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • No memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Man From Atlantis Signing

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Actor Patrick Duffy (Dallas, Step by Step) signs his new novel at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM!

Dive deeper than ever before and discover the origins of The Man from Atlantis.

When TV unveiled the series Man from Atlantis no one knew the how, where and why of Mark Harris. Over time the show’s star Patrick Duffy formulated his own version of the history of Mark and his people. Here at last is the book that gives every reader and fan of the show the life and mythology of Atlantis, who they were and where they came from. Patrick Duffy’s close connection to his fictional character gives us a special look “behind the scenes” of this amazing fantasy story.

Mark Harris, the Man from Atlantis, has been quietly living under the protection of Dr. Elizabeth Merrill who saved his life in 1976. By studying his abilities the two have contributed countless advances for mankind’s development. Only a select few know his true identity:

Jason the whiz kid of the science lab.

Stacy the bright young intern–who is constantly flustered by Mark’s presence.

Dr. Nagashima, a master of oceanic knowledge who Elizabeth lured from Japan to join her inner circle.

Then their California ocean side laboratory is shaken when several attempts are made upon Mark’s life. He discovers the assailants have powers similar to his and he is lead into the uncharted depths of the oceans. As he discovers his past Mark’s origins and genealogy finally come to the surface.

Includes photos from the author’s personal collection.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Man From Atlantis from Mysterious Galaxy. Books and tickets are available now!

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Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

SF – Ghosts Release Party

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Join Green Apple Books to celebrate the release of Raina Telgemeier’s latest book Ghosts on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM! Purchase of ticket includes book, and there is ample free parking available! Tickets available at the link!

About Ghosts
Eleven-year-old Catrina and her family are moving to the small coastal town of Bahía de la Luna because her younger sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends, but she tries not to complain because she knows Maya will benefit from the clean, cool air that blows in from the sea. As the girls settle in, they learn there’s something a little spooky about their new town.

About Raina Telgemeier
RAINA TELGEMEIER grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of Smile, a graphic memoir based on her childhood, which was a New York Times bestseller. Raina also adapted and illustrated the graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club books, which were selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and Booklist’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list. She also coauthored X-Men: Misfits, which was a New York Times bestseller. Her latest graphic novel for Scholastic is titled Drama.

St. Anne of the Sunset (Moriarty Hall)
850 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 665-1600

CA – Spike Lee Signing

000000000000000-spike-lee-1Writer/Director Spike Lee appears at Book Soup on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign the 40 Acres x Moleskine She’s Gotta Have It 30th Anniversary Notebook.

The 40 Acres x Moleskine SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT NOTEBOOK commemorates the 30th anniversary of Spike’s first Joint – She’s Gotta Have It – with a special limited edition release numbered at only 3,000 books.

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • A purchase of 40 Acres x Moleskine She’s Gotta Have It 30th Anniversary Notebook from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • Spike will sign one (1) other piece of memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos from the line are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Wonder Woman Rebirth Signing

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Writer Greg Rucka (Black Magick, Stumptown) and artists Nicola Scott (Black Magick, Earth 2), and Liam Sharp (Judge Dredd, co-founder of Madefire) appear at Fantastic Comics on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 3:00 till 6:00 PM!

Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott will also appear for a Q&A that to continue the shop’s women’s book club discussion of their fantastic comic, BLACK MAGICK, that night at 8:00 PM, details here…

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – Teen Titans Go Signing

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Writer Merrill Hagan and artist Lea Hernandez sign at Pulp Fiction on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM!

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Pulp Fiction Culver City
4328 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 572-6170

CA – Darwyn Cooke Tribute Art Show

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Press Release:

Londyn Jackson, host of Meltdown Comics’ podcast History of the Batman with Londyn!, is curating a show paying tribute to comic book writer and illustrator Darwyn Cooke, who passed away May 14, 2016 from lung cancer.

Artists in this intimate show include:

Kris Wimberly
Terry Alec
Marco D’Alfonso
Iris Lopez
Mark Klein
Mauricio Abril
Jemely & Jeremy Jayme
Lauren Moran
Bernardo Gonzalez
Albert Morales
Michael Troy
Mike Bre
Nathan Jeffers
Yosuf Gurung

A portion of the art sales made in this month long show will go to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Hero Initiative.

Join us opening night on Saturday, July 30th to celebrate the brilliant work of Darwyn Cooke!

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

Scene and Heard: Batman The Killing Joke at San Diego Comic Con 2016!

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The voice actors of Batman: The Killing Joke spoke to the media at San Diego Comic Con 2016, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there!

CA – Monstress Signing

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Writer MARJORIE LIU (Han Solo, Astonishing X-Men) and artist SANA TAKEDA (Ms. Marvel, X-23) appear at Books Inc. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00pm!

Press Release:

New York Times-bestselling author Marjorie Liu shares the first installment in her new gripping graphic novel series, Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening. Described as “a delight” by Neil Gaiman, Marjorie and illustrator Sana Takeda have created a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk that will have readers highly anticipating the next book in the series. Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. Illustrator Sana Takeda will be joining Marjorie for this very special evening.

Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
510.525.7777

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